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French court orders sending Central African Republic war crimes suspect to ICC


PARIS: A French court has authorised Central Africa Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona to be handed over to the Hague war crimes tribunal, a judicial source said on Monday.

Ngaissona, who has been described by prosecutors as the “senior leader” of the anti-balaka militia that carried out systematic attacks on the Muslim population in 2013-2014, was arrested in France on Dec. 12.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Ngaissona is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, deportation, persecution, torture, attacking civilians, and recruiting child soldiers.

Ngaissona, who was elected as a top executive of Africa’s football governing body CAF, has denied the charges.

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French Court Orders Sending Central African Republic War Crimes Suspect to ICC | World News


PARIS (Reuters) – A French court has authorized Central Africa Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona to be handed over to the Hague war crimes tribunal, a judicial source said on Monday.

Ngaissona, who has been described by prosecutors as the “senior leader” of the anti-balaka militia that carried out systematic attacks on the Muslim population in 2013-2014, was arrested in France on Dec. 12.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Ngaissona is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, deportation, persecution, torture, attacking civilians, and recruiting child soldiers.

Ngaissona, who was elected as a top executive of Africa’s football governing body CAF, has denied the charges.

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France to extradite African football chief to war crimes tribunal


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France will transfer Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a member of Africa’s top footballing body, to the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he faces war crimes charges, a court ruled Monday.

Ngaissona, who is from the Central African Republic and sits on the board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been in a jail near Paris since his arrest on December 12.

The one-time sports minister, who is head of the Central African Republic’s football association, was controversially elected to the executive board of the CAF general assembly in February.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant in December for Ngaissona for allegedly…

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Hate crimes disproportionately impact African Americans in Pittsburgh


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Nearly three-quarters of all hate crimes committed across Pittsburgh since 2008 targeted minorities, according to data released Tuesday by police.

There have been a total of 208 reported hate crimes since Jan. 1, 2008, an average of about 19 a year, the data showed. That included 16 between Jan. 1 and Oct. 28 of this year.

On average, half of the incidents are violent crimes.

The FBI defines hate crimes as those motivated by race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. Pennsylvania law does not include sexual orientation, but Pittsburgh police do track such incidents. State law classifies hate crimes under the charge “ethnic intimidation.”

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France arrests Central Africa Republic war crimes suspect


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – French authorities have arrested an alleged militia leader suspected of war crimes in Central African Republic and will hand him over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, it said.

Prosecutors described Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona as the “senior leader” of the Anti-Balaka militia that carried out systematic attacks on the country’s Muslim population in 2013-2014.

Ngaissona, who denies wrongdoing, was elected in February to the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football despite objections from Human Rights Watch. It had named him as a leader of the Anti-Balaka in a report in 2016.

His arrest came soon after transfer of another CAR war crimes suspect, Alfred Yekatom, who faces allegations of deportation and torture of Muslims. He was…

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Central African football official Ngaïssona faces war crimes trial


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Patrice Edouard Ngaissona described himself as the political co-ordinator of the anti-Balaka

French authorities have arrested a senior football official on suspicion of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona is accused of co-ordinating militia attacks on the CAR’s Muslim population in 2013-14.

In a statement, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said he faced extradition to The Hague.

Mr Ngaïssona, a committee member of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), denies all allegations.

The CAR, a former French colony, was plunged…

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